Multiple tornado warnings have been issued across the Deep South today as part of an ongoing severe weather episode. A few tornadoes have already been reported, and even some video has emerged of tornadoes in Louisiana.
One of the first reported tornadoes of the day occurred near New Iberia, Louisiana. A hospital there, Iberia Medical Center, sustained damage. According to a statement from the hospital, the main campus stayed fully functional after the storm but people were only able to enter through the emergency entrance.
The tornado was captured from a handful of angles by the public, including a view taken along a highway of the tornado crossing the road. It bears resemblance to a video taken in Grapevine, Texas from Tuesday morning as a tornado crossed a busy highway there.
WOAH! Watch as this tornado grows from a rope to a wedge in New Iberia, LA moments ago. Damage is being reported in the town as the storm moved through. pic.twitter.com/ZHQmyJX51N— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) December 14, 2022
Our sister station KATC in Lafayette, LA is reporting that a command post was established at a local high school for people displaced from their homes.
The threat for severe weather, including tornadoes, is expected to continue this evening into parts of Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.